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Schatz should oppose including Israel in visa-waiver program

By Kristen-Marie Puanani Young Ortiz

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 27, 2013

~~<p>I am a Native Hawaiian born and raised in Pearl City.</p>
<p>Last summer I traveled to Ramallah, Palestine, to teach in an SAT prep program at a Quaker school for Palestinian students. Although I knew very little about the conflict prior to the trip, I quickly learned about Israel's systematic oppression of Palestinians, and as a Native Hawaiian, I deeply empathized with the Palestinian story of colonization and ethnic cleansing.</p>
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I am a Native Hawaiian born and raised in Pearl City.

Last summer I traveled to Ramallah, Palestine, to teach in an SAT prep program at a Quaker school for Palestinian students. Although I knew very little about the conflict prior to the trip, I quickly learned about Israel's systematic oppression of Palestinians, and as a Native Hawaiian, I deeply empathized with the Palestinian story of colonization and ethnic cleansing. Login for more...



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